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Watch How Breakfast Was Made In The 18th Century

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it’s a dish from across the world, or hundreds of years in the past.

In Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.’s latest recipe video, we take a look at what breakfast looked like in the 18th Century. Using a recipe from The Art Of Cookery by Hannah Glasse, our charming host creates a historically accurate breakfast using the tools available in that time period.

The meal itself consists of a specially aged and smoked Ossabaw hog bacon, a poached egg, and some thick slices of toast.

Check out the video and see how hungry an 18th century breakfast can make you. Sure, times have changed much since then, but it’s pretty reassuring to see that breakfast has remained a constant through the centuries.